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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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If you go to the doctors to early for a pregnancy test can it be wrong?

If you go to the doctors to early for a pregnancy test can it be wrong?

Just retest: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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8 dpo 2positive pregnancy test 1 negative went to doctors they took urin test and it was negative can they be wrong when should I test ?

8 dpo 2positive pregnancy test 1 negative went to doctors they took urin test and it was negative can they be wrong when should I test ?

Wait to test: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Can a doctors pregnancy test detect pregnancy, 4 days after conception?

Can a doctors pregnancy test detect pregnancy, 4 days after conception?

No: It takes about 7-10 days from conception to implantation. Pregnancy test turns positive a few days later. It is usually preferable to wait till you miss a period to do blood test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does a positive pregnancy test look like from the doctors?

What does a positive pregnancy test look like from the doctors?

Blood test: Pregnancy test can be done on urine or blood. Blood test is more sensitive and you need to see a doctor for that. Urine test is the same whether done by the doctor or done at home. Blood test gives a number which is the level of beta hcg. ...Read more

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If a doctors pregnancy test keeps coming back inconclusive what does it mean?

If a doctors pregnancy test keeps coming back inconclusive what does it mean?

Contaminant?: There may be something that is causing a comtamination of the result. Hcg is a hormone, but it can have cross reactivity with other hormones in the blood in some instances. Fertility drugs and medications that contain HCG might interfere with pregnancy tests for hcg. Perhaps an antibody in the blood could be interfering also. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more